Protests Continue Outside Anna’s Greek Restaurant
The Bowling Green Freedom Walkers joined some community members in protesting on Saturday night.
They are continuing their stance of boycotting Anna’s Greek Restaurant for their role in hosting an event put on by the Republican Woman’s Club of South Central Kentucky that played audio of the raid on Breonna Taylor’s house.
A former officer involved with the shooting, Johnathan Mattingly, was invited to speak about his new book, which is meant to be a personal recount of the night that officer’s appeared at Breonna Taylor’s home.
Protestors gathered at the Warren County Public Library to meet up before marching over to the restaurant.
In a statement made prior to the protest, the organization said:
“The BG Freedom Walkers will continue to empower the community by advocating for social justice. Our stance on the events that transpired on Jan. 17 at Anna’s Greek Restaurant have not changed. While we wholeheartedly believe that the Women’s Republican Club of Southern Kentucky are at fault for hosting an event that allowed Jonathan Mattingly to speak, we also believe the owner of Anna’s Greek Restaurant holds fault in allowing the event to continue after several patrons complained. We understand and are fully committed to protecting our first amendment rights. However, we believe that Jonathan Mattingly has expressed his right of freedom of speech by continuing to falsify information that not only misrepresents the events from March 13, 2020, but also disregards the life of Breonna Taylor. Our mission as activists will always be to promote peace, love, and diversity while standing up for what truly matters.”